Sugar, A Naked Nutrient and a Robber

Sugar Quiz – Question 5. Contains a lot of minerals and vitamins that help my body utilize it.

Take the Sugar Quiz before reading this article.

Congratulations for seeking to overcome sugar addiction. As you understand the ravages of sugar on your body, you will find it easier to overcome sugar addictions.

Sugar is a Pure Chemical

But it’s derived from a whole food, the natural sugarcane with all of its complement of nutrients that would help your body digest and assimilate the sugar in the cane if you ate the whole sugarcane.

The processing of sugarcane strips out all of the vitamins, minerals and enzymes required to metabolize sugar properly in your body. All that’s left is sucrose, a white crystalline substance, a pure chemical.

But minerals and vitamins are required to metabolize sugar. Your body especially needs the minerals magnesium, zinc, manganese, and chromium for proper sugar regulation.

When these minerals are not ingested with the sugar, then the body has to rob these nutrients from essential organs like your liver, heart, and kidneys.

Thus, sugar depletes the body of minerals. Therefore, it may even be called an anti-nutrient as well as being a naked nutrient.

Also, B vitamins help regulate your sugar metabolism in very important ways. B vitamins tend to be calming to the nervous system.

But when you eat sugar without any B vitamins how does your body deal with metabolizing this naked chemical called sugar?

Once again your body has to rob B vitamins from vital tissues in your body.

Your nerves need a lot of B vitamins too. When your nerves have to give up their B vitamins to deal with that naked sugar metabolism, can you understand a little better why sugar ingestion may cause hyperactivity or irritability and even sugar addiction?

Even if you don’t have or don’t recognize sugar addictions in yourself, this naked nutrient wreaks havoc in your body. So you will do your body a big favor by eliminating concentrated sweets from your diet.

Your body will reward you by helping you feel better. You can overcome sugar addiction.

What Can I Do to Overcome Sugar Addiction?

Stop eating sugar, but not cold turkey.

Work into it following these guidelines:

Step 1. Replenish your vitamins and minerals in a concentrated whole food supplement form such as Chlorella or another Superfood.

Step 2. Be diligent in adding essential fatty acids to your diet. At first you probably need fatty acid supplements because your cells have been deficient in them for so long. Take both omega-3 fats and omega-6 fats to balance your fatty acid needs.

Omega 3 can be supplemented with flaxseed oil, 1 to 2 tablespoons per day, or Flax oil capsules or fish oil capsules. If you’re digestive abilities are strong enough to handle eating nuts and seeds, include pumpkin seeds, ground flax seeds, and walnuts in your diet.

The best omega-6 oil supplement is evening primrose oil because it already contains GLA. Some of us may not be able to convert the omega-6 food we eat into GLA. Evening Primrose Oil bypasses this conversion step for us.

Step 3. Try taking a glyconutrient containing all of the essential sugars. Contact me to find out more about this glyconutrient combination. Won’t you feel great if it helps you overcome your sugar cravings, including fruit juice and milk cravings? (It can support your body, immune system and nervous system in a lot of other ways too. The FDA does not allow us to tell you the truth about it though, that’s why you have to contact me.)

Step 4. Eat a balanced diet according to your metabolic type as directed in Dr. Jo’s Natural Healing Cookbook .

Step 5. Eat smaller balanced meals 5-6 times per day to slowly drip glucose into your blood. Smaller, more frequent meals take the stress off the glands and allow them to regenerate. Dr. Jo tells you how to create 5-6 meals per day the easy way in Dr. Jo’s Natural Healing Cookbook . Smoothing out the swings in blood sugar helps keep you from craving sugar because you are avoiding dropping into low blood sugar reactions. Wow you really can overcome sugar addiction.

Step 6. Have fun reacquiring sensitive taste buds. Once you are totally off sugar, other foods will start tasting much better to you.

Step 7. Stop eating all sugars and concentrated sweets. Congratulations on breaking sugar addiction. You’re an over-comer.

A balanced nutrient dense eating plan lays the foundation for good health and replenishment of the nutrients drained out of your body from eating sugar. Enjoy all of the delicious, colorful and nutritious food in that eating plan in Dr. Jo’s Natural Healing Cookbook.

Review the sugar articles on the right before taking the Sugar Quiz a second time. After reading all of these articles, take the Sugar Quiz again. See if your answers are different.